Friday, June 09, 2006


Today is Friday here in Australia, so our weekend is near.

I hope you all have a great weekend when it gets to you.

John rang from Mildura about lunch-time. It is about six

hours north of Shepparton and is close to the borders of

both South Australia and New South Wales. I hope he is

able to keep warm tonight in a small tent and inside a swag.

Which is probably called a Bed roll ?


His daughter Bec rang him for his birthday and was barely

able to speak. She has a throat infection, very sore, and she

can’t speak at all . She is on medication from Doctor, so hope

she will soon feel better. Thinking about you Bec.!!


We have a long weekend, with Monday being the day we honor

the Queen’s birthday ( She was 80 in April) but it suits to

have it celebrated in June. I do not know why. Perhaps to

spread the holidays, as Easter is late March or April.


Tonight we begin with a Grandpa Poem. Fair’s fair after all.


I like to walk with Grandpa,

His steps are short like mine.

He doesn’t sau “Now Hurry Up”

He always takes his time,


I like to walk with Grandpa,

His eyes see things like mine do –

Wee pebbles bright, a funny cloud.

Half hdden drops of dew.


Most people have to hurry,

They don’t stop and see.

I’m glad that God made Grandpa,

Unrushed, and young like me. Poem by Thena Smith.

<><><><><> Eight words with two Meanings. <><><><><>

1. THINGY ~ Female…Any part under a car’s hood.

! Male…The strap fastener on a woman’s bra.


Female .. Fully opening up oneself emotionally to another.

Male …..Playing cricket without a box. ???


Female… The open sharing of thoughts & feelings with partner

Male…..Leaving a note before taking off on a fishing trip with the boys.


Female .. A desire to get married and raise a family.

Male…..Trying not to hit on other women while out with this one


Female… A good movie, concert, play or book.

Male…..Anything that can be done while drinking beer.


Female.. An embarrassing by product of indigestion

Male. A source of entertainment, self-expresson, male bonding.


Female…The greatest expression of intimacy a couple can achieve.

Male >> Call it whatever you want, just as long as we do it.


Female .. A device for changing from one TV channel to aother

Male.. A device for scanning through all 375 channels every

five minutes.

<><><><><><><> Joke of the Day ~ not very nice <><><><><><>

A homeless man knocks on the door and when the lady answers

he says: “Lady, I haven’t eaten for days. Could you spare a bite

to eat?”

She said: “You poor man, would you like some of yesterday’s soup?” “you bet I would,” he said.

“Fine,” she said, “come back tomorrow.”

<><><><><> I did warn that it was not very nice. <><><><><>

Now for a riddle ~~ Not very easy (in my opinion) Now I guess

you will all find it very simple!! Oh Well. <><><><>

The Riddle.

Seven letters are we,

Three different words we make,

Guess us or be ridiculed;

Your reputation’s at stake.


The first has pictures,

Paintings and such,

The second causes sneezing,

from ragwood or dust


The third is an adverb,

It’s hard to explain,

It’s the same as immensely

But it’s much more plain.


These clues are sparse

This riddle may be tough.

But if you’re smart

Then it will be enough.

<><><><><><> Answers in Comments. Bye for now. <><><><><>


Merle said...

Hi All ~~ The answer to the Riddle....

Gallery, Allergy and Largely.

A gallery has pictures and paintings.
Allergies make you sneeze.
Largely is somewhat difficult to describe.~ It certainly is a synonym
for immensely.

Hope it was fun for you, Merle.

Peter said...

Yeh for Grandpa's.

Granny said...

Swag = bedroll.

Once a jolly swagman, etc.

Enjoy your weekend if I don't talk to you before.

Lucy Stern said...

I like your Grandpa poem best. My little grandson loves to walk with Grandpa. They take the puppy for a walk and look at the stars, airplanes, street lights and the "dinasour bones". JJ sings the song, "We are the dinasours" as he marches along. They make a great pair.

Jacqui said...

Hi Merle, great post again.

Hope you enjoy tonight's travells. I didn't keep such a comprehensive journal on that trip, so there are lots that I will miss.

hugs jacqui

bornfool said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that the list of words with two meanings was written by a woman. lol.

Overwhelmed! said...

Grandpas are the best! Cute riddle!

Hey, are you going to do a Five Ingredients Friday recipe post on your blog for me? :)

nakedwriter said...

hey there - just wanted to say those were great riddles!! Have a great weekend

Gandksmom said...

Love the Grandpa poem! Thanks Merle!

HORIZON said...

I really enjoy checking in on your blog. We both visit with Somershade- l like her sense of humour, as l do yours!
Love your take on different meanings of words.
Here’s some more miscellany:
KILT: A costume sometimes worn by Scotsmen in America and Americans in Scotland.
BAROMETER: An ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.
Hope your weather is decent

JunieRose2005 said...

Good stuff Merle....
but those riddles give me a headache! :)


kenju said...

Merle, have a good holiday!

Karen said...

Looks like Aussie men are the same as American men which means women the world over need to stick together!

Love your blog and am adding you to my blogroll. :)

somershade said...

I've been telling everyone about the mad cow and PMS and it is a big hit.People in america love it. Hope John is warm.It is Friday here in Kentucky.So hope you have a nice weekend. It's my bed time,so I am to tired to figure out the riddle.Not worth a nickle at night. Enjoyed the joke,it was good.

DellaB said...

oh dear... yo mean it doesn't stop?

My son Craig was also born when I was 20, so we share the Big Birthdays and I never get sympathy from him... it's hard to pretend you are not 60 when you have a 6ft 3in son who is 40... not that you'd want to, of course...

Michelle said...

Have a super long weekend Merle, stay warm!

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I hope John stays warm in what we call here a sleeping bag. I hope Bec's throat infection clears up soon, as that must be rough poor dear.

Loved the poem about the grandpa it was real sweet and well worth the read.

Later Janice~

doubleknot said...

Hi, liked the double meaning of words - so true - now if we could all just remember that men and women take things differently things would go better.

Kerri said...

Hi Merle,
Just stopping in for a visit. Loved your riddle and the grandpa and grandma poems.
Also the 'thirty lines'....they made me smile :)
There's always something good to read here.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

The quiz was fun and I liked your granpa poem.